The International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS Handa) has renewed its naming rights contract with the PGA Tour of Australasia. The agreement has been inked until the end of 2023.
The contract which was first signed back in 2016 will now help to expand the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia. The tournament is already flourishing right now, thanks to the addition of the Webex Players Series to the summer golf schedule.
With the inclusion of four new events – TPS Victoria, TPS Sydney, TPS Hunter Valley and TPS Murray River and returning of the popular Tour calendar event, Queensland PGA Championship, ISPS Handa will have a key role in creating more invaluable playing opportunities for the upcoming and existing male and female stars.
The renewal of partnership will also see the continued distribution of the ISPS Handa All Abilities Coaching Program, which provides PGA Professionals with additional training and resources to support golfers with physical, sensory, or intellectual disabilities.
ISPS HANDA Founder and Chairman Dr Haruhisa Handa said, “We have had a positive and important relationship with the PGA Tour of Australasia for several years, and are delighted to support their endeavours to increase playing opportunities for their members and the overall promotion of golf in this region.
“ISPS Handa believes in the power of sport and are most proud to support the PGA Tour of Australasia’s excellent work in increasing coaching and playing opportunities for people with disabilities, which provides not only the essential health benefits but also enhances the quality of life of so many.”
ISPS Handa will also contribute to the PGA Women’s Scholarship Fund, which aims to increase opportunities for women to become PGA Professionals.
Furthermore, ISPS Handa will support women’s and girls’ coaching programmes, as well as improve playing and education opportunities, to encourage more female participation in golf.
CEO of the PGA of Australia Gavin Kirkman said, “We are excited to continue our partnership which delivers great benefits to golf communities throughout Australasia. Dr Handa has been supporting Australian Golf for over three decades and he and ISPS have made an enormous difference to the health of golf in this country.
“At a Tour-level ISPS HANDA has supported men’s, women’s and senior Tour events and players and backed more than 50 events, ranging from the biggest events in this country like the Presidents Cup, World Cup of Golf and Women’s Australian Open, to events down at club level. Just as importantly, they have done an extraordinary amount at a community level to make golf more accessible and inclusive to all Australians.
“We are strongly aligned with Dr Handa’s vision that sport has a unique ability to create hope, to break down educational and cultural barriers and to inspire people in a way that can unite communities.”